Transfer of Emiliano Sala: Cardiff Will Appeal the Decision of Fifa

The Argentine striker of Nantes Emiliano Sala during the match in Nice on February 18, 2018.

Fifa estimates that the Cardiff club must pay the first payment of 6 million euros from the transfer of Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash in late January 2019.

The Cardiff club said Wednesday 2nd October 2019 that it was going to appeal the decision made by Fifa confirming that he had to pay the first instalment of the transfer of Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash at the end of January. FC Nantes.

“It seems that (Fifa) has made its decision on a particular point of the dispute without taking into account all the elements presented by Cardiff,” said in a statement the Welsh club.

He intends to challenge before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne the decision announced Monday by the Commission of the status of the FIFA player who demanded that he pay 6 of the 17 million euros of the transaction.

Read also: Emiliano Sala: Fifa orders Cardiff to pay six million euros to FC Nantes

” Null and void “

After the disappearance of the plane that took the player from Nantes to Cardiff night, January 21st, the club that evolves in English D2 had decided not to honour this first payment.

Nantes, arguing that the transfer had been validated by the football authorities before the accident, had seized Fifa at the end of February to claim the full payment of the transfer.

“There is clear evidence that the transfer agreement was never complied with in accordance with many of the contractual obligations required of Nantes, making it null and void,” Cardiff said on Wednesday.

“We will appeal to the CAS to obtain a decision that takes into account all relevant contractual information and that illuminates the entire legal situation between our two clubs.”

In addition, the Welsh people consider that criminal or civil proceedings concerning the accident “will probably have an impact on the validity of the transfer”.

The Argentine striker, who represented the biggest transfer in Cardiff history, had disappeared with the pilot of the single-engine Piper Malibu who was carrying it over the English Channel.

After extensive research, the wreckage was located at the place where the aircraft had stopped, lying 67.7 meters deep, about 20 kilometres north of the Anglo-Norman island of Guernsey.

A few days later, Emiliano Sala’s body could have been recovered and identified.

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